Feels Like I'm in Love

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"Feels Like I'm in Love"
Single by Kelly Marie
Released 1979 (1979)
Genre Disco
Label Calibre Records[1]
Writer(s) Ray Dorset[1]
Producer(s) Pete Yellowstone[1]
Kelly Marie singles chronology
"If I Can't Have You"
(1979)
"Feels Like I'm in Love"
(1979)
"Hot Love"
(1981)

"Feels Like I'm in Love" was a number-one hit in the UK Singles Chart for two weeks in September 1980 for Kelly Marie.[2]

Written by Ray Dorset[3] of Mungo Jerry, the song was originally intended for Elvis Presley but he died before it could be pitched to him. Released in 1979, the song was a sleeper on the Scottish club scene before breaking through nationally in the summer of 1980, reaching the top of the UK chart in September. The following year, aided by a number of remixes the song became a club hit in the US, reaching number ten on the US Hot Dance Club Play chart.[4]

Released on the Calibre record label, it followed a rare breed of record labels who gained a chart topping success with their debut release.[1]

Appearances in other media[edit]

The song featured in the 2002 romantic comedy-drama Once Upon a Time in the Midlands. It also appeared in the 2005 comedy-romance film, Imagine Me & You, in the Dance Dance Revolution sequence.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Rice, Jo (1982). The Guinness Book of 500 Number One Hits (1st ed.). Enfield, Middlesex: Guinness Superlatives Ltd. p. 208. ISBN 0-85112-250-7. 
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 385. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  3. ^ "Feels Like I'm in Love". ACE Title Search. American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Retrieved 2011-02-28. 
  4. ^ "Kelly Marie | Awards". AllMusic. 1957-10-23. Retrieved 2014-03-29. 
Preceded by
"Start!" by The Jam
UK number one single
13 September 1980 - 20 September 1980
Succeeded by
"Don't Stand So Close to Me" by The Police